I don't like the new art at all either. It's just all of that cliched anime crap that I have seen everywhere else. Changing it to help garner more fans may be understandable, but I wished they only did that with like...Castlevania spinoffs or something. Not the big-name ones. Both Portrait of Ruin and Dawn of Sorrow felt very, very dull to me, and the art style is the reason why.
I seriously hope that other series' don't start doing that. Especially the ones with already stunning character designs, such as Valkyrie Profile or something.
i hope your not refering to valkyrie profile 2,because aside from the returning characters i hated the character design of that game when compared with the original.
a quick question about castvania. are all the post SotN ones metroidish?
also it pisses me off that they retconned the only one with a female whip user.